DUST by Patricia Cornwell - SIGNED FIRST EDITION BOOK
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After working one of the worst
mass killings in U.S. history, Scarpetta returns home to Cambridge,
Massachusetts. Exhausted and ill, she’s recovering at home when she
receives an unsettling call.
The body of a young woman has
been discovered on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's rugby
field. The victim, a graduate student named Gail Shipman, is oddly
draped in ivory linen and posed in a way that is too deliberate to be
the killer's first strike. A preliminary examination in the sea of red
mud where the body has been left also reveals a bizarre residue that
fluoresces blood red, emerald green and sapphire blue.
Physical evidence links the case
to a series of uniquely weird homicides in Washington, D.C., where
Scarpetta's FBI husband has been deployed to help capture a serial
killer dubbed the Capital Murderer.
The cases all connect and yet
seem to conflict. Gail Shipman was murdered for financial gain—or was
she? It will require the usual ensemble of characters to find out the
truth, including Scarpetta's sidekick Pete Marino, who has undergone a
drastic change in his life that places him center stage in a Cambridge
investigation that puts everyone at risk.